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Tourism in Montenegro

Montenegro recorded a total of 3 m tourists in 2019, ranking 88th in the world in absolute terms.

That smaller countries regularly perform lower in a comparison of the absolute number of guests, is obvious. By putting the tourist numbers in relation to the population of Montenegro, the result is much more comparable picture: With 4.0 tourists per resident, Montenegro ranked 33rd in the world. In Southern Europe, it ranked 5th.

Montenegro generated around 1.28 bn US Dollar in the tourism sector alone. This corresponds to 23.02 percent of its the gross domestic product and approximately 1 percent of all international tourism receipts in Southern Europe.

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On average, each of the tourists arriving in 2019 spent about 445 US Dollars.

Development of the tourism sector in Montenegro from 2002 to 2019

The following chart shows the number of tourist arrivals registered in Montenegro each year. Anyone who spends at least one night in the country but does not live there for more than 12 months is considered a tourist. Insofar as the survey included the purpose of the trip, business trips and other non-tourism travel purposes have already been excluded. The number of people passing through within the same day, and e.g. crew members of ships or flights are also not considered as tourists in most countries. If the same person travels in and out more than once within the same year, each visit counts again.

Data in the chart are given in millions of tourists. The red line represents the average of all 14 countries in Southern Europe.

Tourists per year in Montenegro

Revenues in tourism

In 2007, tourism revenues amounted to 660.00 m USD, or about 17.93 percent of the gross national product. This corresponded to about 984,000 tourists at that time and roughly 671 USD per person. Within 12 years, the country's dependence on tourism has increased noticeably. In the last year of the survey, the revenue now amounts to 1.28 bn USD, accounting for 23.02 percent of the gross national product. Each visitor now spends an average of 508 USD for his holiday in Montenegro.

Tourism receipts in Montenegro per year

All data for Montenegro in detail

YearNumberof touristsReceipts% of GNPIncome per tourist
20192.51 m1.28 bn $23.02 %508 $
20182.08 m1.22 bn $22.24 %589 $
20171.88 m1.11 bn $22.91 %591 $
20161.66 m978.00 m $22.36 %588 $
20151.56 m947.00 m $23.36 %607 $
20141.35 m959.00 m $20.90 %710 $
20131.32 m929.00 m $20.81 %702 $
20121.26 m860.00 m $21.04 %680 $
20111.20 m926.00 m $20.38 %771 $
20101.09 m765.00 m $18.48 %703 $
20091.04 m792.00 m $19.04 %759 $
20081.03 m859.00 m $18.90 %833 $
2007984,000660.00 m $17.93 %671 $
2006378,000
2005272,000
2004188,000
2003142,000
2002136,000


All data correspond to the information of the World Tourism Organization.

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